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Household Hazardous Waste Program


During spring and summer each year, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Solid Waste Management sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Program.

Multiple collection dates are offered for County residents to properly dispose of toxic household products such as herbicides, pesticides, cleaners, paints and paint thinners, solvents and photographic chemicals.

Quantities are limited to 200 pounds for dry materials and 20 gallons for liquid materials. There is no charge for collection of these materials.

Acceptable Materials: cleaning products/chemicals, aerosols, auto products, herbicides/pesticides, gasoline/waste oil, propane tanks, stains/varnishes, polyurethanes/polishes, fire extinguishers, mercury-containing devices (thermostats), batteries, paints/thinners.

(All materials, with the exception of oil and gasoline, must be in original containers.)

Unacceptable Materials: Radioactive materials (smoke detectors), oxygen tanks, dioxins, infectious wastes ("red bag" wastes), explosives (boat flares, fireworks, ammo/gun powder), unknown or unidentified materials.

Program is NOT open to businesses and commercial establishments, schools, and municipal/state government agencies.

Pre-registration is required.

Click Here to view a printable version of the Summer 2020 schedule (PDF). Click here to register


Click Here to learn more about the safety precautions we've implemented in response to COVID-19 (PDF).





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Directions: Just click on the links below and enter your home address for directions to each event.



[Saturday 06/13/20] Toms River Township --- Public Works Lot --- 9 AM - 3 PM --- 1672 Church Road, Toms River, NJ 08753

[Saturday 07/18/20] Stafford Township --- Public Works Lot --- 9 AM - 3 PM --- 320 Haywood Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

[SUNDAY 08/09/20] Lakewood Township --- Public Works Lot --- 9 AM - 3 PM --- 1 America Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

[Saturday 08/22/20] Manchester Township --- Public Works Yard --- 9 AM - 3 PM --- 1360 NJ-70, Manchester, NJ 08759

[Saturday 09/19/20] Long Beach Township --- Public Works Yard --- 9 AM - 3 PM --- 7910 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, NJ 08008